He suspected that he had misheard.
Could such a thing really be done? According to the records of the Divine Beasts’ Sect, the materials, high-quality spiritual energy, and treasures of heaven and earth were far more common during the era of the ancient Heavenly City. Even with the power that the Divine Beast Department possessed at that time, there were only three great masters who’d managed to forge a Combined Magical Treasure for themselves.
Moreover, the main materials that were used by those great masters were mostly of the Fourth and Fifth Stage; they rarely even used Sixth Stage materials.
Despite that, Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song was actually planning to use ‘Eighth Stage materials’ as the main materials in creating two sets of the ‘Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure’?
Was he joking?
No… He really might not be joking.
The old man with the bow calmed down and thought carefully.
Profound Sage Tyrannical Song indeed possesses great luck.
He’s the first Sage in a thousand years, and is uniquely endowed by the Heavens. In the last 1000 years, he was the first to deliver a Profound Sage Speech for the entire universe. In other words, he was the one who acquired the most virtue out of it.
Just now, he had personally given Profound Sage Tyrannical Song four kinds of forging materials, all of which were at the Eighth Stage, and there was enough of each for two sets…
Coupled with the large amount of ‘auxiliary materials’ that he gave him, maybe Profound Sage Tyrannical Song could really succeed.
The old man softly said, “However, after forging the 33 magic treasures, there is still the most difficult step…”
Before reaching the Fifth Stage, one had to merge the 33 life-bound magical treasures into one!
There was only one chance for this. After failing, there would no longer be a chance to merge the 33 life-bound magical treasures into one.
Profound Sage Tyrannical Song is at the Eighth Stage, which means that the two sets of the Combined Magical Treasure aren’t for him. Could he be preparing them for his disciple? Wait, two sets? Right! The bow-wielding old man’s eyes suddenly shone.
In the past, it was already amazing for the great masters of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect to have been able to completely forge 33 magical treasures.
Nobody had been able to be extravagant enough to forge two sets of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Magical Treasure.
If Profound Sage Tyrannical Song was preparing two sets of artifacts for his disciples, did that mean that should one set fail, there was still a chance at fusing the second set?
Such a thing had never been recorded before, and no one had tried to do so… Perhaps someone had indeed been able to try it, but it had never been recorded.
Maybe Profound Sage Tyrannical Song desires to test whether it’s feasible? the bow-wielding old man thought to himself. We must pay attention to Sage Monarch Tyrannical Song’s disciple. I will send a few forging masters over to help him out with forging the magical treasures. Afterward, we’ll watch out for the moment his disciple merges the ‘Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure’.
After a lot of calming down, the bow-wielding old man didn’t bother closing the spatial gate. He mobilized forging masters from the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect, and had them start helping Song Shuhang as quickly as possible.
The Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect was not as great as it used to be. Today, among the great masters they had, not a single one could forge Eighth Stage magical treasures.
Nevertheless, the old man sent them to Song Shuhang. In addition to having them pay attention to his disciple, this was also a way for them to learn the art of forging magical treasures under him.
This group of great masters could subordinate themselves to Profound Sage Tyrannical Song, and experience how Eighth Stage materials were used to forge a magical treasure.
A total of 15 top forging masters and five forging geniuses were mobilized and sent to the Inner World.
“Eh? So fast?” Song Shuhang looked at the old man and the 20 forging masters he brought with him.
The old man said, “For the cultivators of my generation, time is of the essence. We are all racing against the heavenly tribulation! I will be leaving these 20 forging masters with Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song. In addition, I have a presumptuous request… When you merge the ‘Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Magical Treasure’, can you let our forging masters watch and learn?”
He thought for a while and concluded that it was better to be frank as it was easy to cause misunderstandings when things were done in secret.
Song Shuhang smiled slightly. “No problem. When the time comes, all the forging masters can watch at the side.”
The bow-wielding old man said, “Thank you very much, Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song. This old man still has some things to attend to, we shall talk more some other time!”
He really was busy…
The Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect had just concluded the battle with the deities. There were many things that he needed to deal with after the fight. In addition, the ‘Yellow Mountain Ceremony’ was also coming to an end.
They had cooperated with True Monarch Yellow Mountain, and they promised to assist in the ‘Yellow Mountain Ceremony’, so it was time for him to take action.
After the old man left, Song Shuhang greeted the forging masters with a smile. “I’m very grateful that you were willing to come from afar and assist me in forging magical treasures! Great masters, would you like to take a short break and have some water?”
The great masters of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Department had all come to help him for free. Song Shuhang felt slightly embarrassed from this, so he wanted to share a small portion of the ‘living spring’ with them to prolong their lives.
However, these great masters were exceptionally dedicated.
“Time is of the essence.”
“Forging magical treasures is our hobby, as well as our everything.”
“Senior Tyrannical Song, if possible, please directly take us to where we are to forge the magical treasure. Our blood is boiling. Just thinking about participating in the forging process of the ‘Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure’ causes us to be impatient as we’re overcome with excitement.”
“Resting is something for the dead. As long as our hands can swing the hammer, we will never rest.”
Song Shuhang felt that these 20 great masters were too passionate, and their style was completely different from his.
Song Shuhang said, “No problem, then shall I take the great masters to the forging room.”
“That would be great.” The 20 forging masters nodded one after the other.
And so, Song Shuhang took these 20 passionate forging masters to the forging room.
On the way, he communicated with Senior White Two.
Song Shuhang said, [Senior White, we now have people who can help out with the forging, and we’re only missing five more kinds of materials. However, we have to find a way to bring out the materials on my main body from the small black room.]
Senior White Two said, [I dare not mess with the Wielder’s small black room for the time being. Once I do, I will definitely also be locked inside it. As such, you’ll have to return to your main body and see if you can find a way out from the other Senior White.]
Song Shuhang said, [Senior White is still fishing for turtles, and I have no idea how well it’s going right now. By the way, should we give Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue some compensation? We didn’t expect that the entire Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure would be made from Eighth Stage materials.]
He now had four more ‘Eight Stage materials’ with him, and he was going to go to the forging room in a while. He was surely going to rend Fairy’s heart again.
Senior White Two said, “You’re concerned for your seniors.”
Song Shuhang scratched his head and smiled embarrassedly. “It’s because I always get the feeling that Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue is on the verge of collapse…”
Senior White Two said, “You’re the one who got them to work for you, but I’m the one who has to provide them their rewards. Shuhang, tell me… Am I a fake ruler of the Netherworld in your eyes?”
Song Shuhang said, “How could that be? You’re much stronger than that liquid metal ball…”
The liquid metal ball that was locked up was only a small part of its consciousness, a part so small that it was even inferior to a clone. As such, it did not affect Song Shuhang’s memory of it.
“That’s true, how could that thing possibly compare to me?” Senior White Two replied. “I have always rewarded and punished people equally, and the forging of an entire Eighth Stage ‘Combined Magical Treasure’ wasn’t something I had contemplated. With that said, I probably ought to increase the reward… All right, let’s do it this way. I remember that Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue is bound to the ‘Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber’, and her realm is stuck where it is for eternity, right?”
Song Shuhang nodded. Senior Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue had been making preparations to free Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue and was gathering all kinds of materials. However, as for whether his plan was going to succeed, he himself wasn’t certain.
Senior White Two said, “I researched the ‘Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber’ the last time, and the design of the Third Wielder of the Will was truly admirable. Also, I found out many interesting things from it. Tell Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue that after she forges the two sets of the Combined Magical Treasure, I will free one person from the Nine Virtues Phoenix Saber, and they’ll no longer be constrained by it.”
Song Shuhang heard this and was overjoyed. “Thank you, Senior White.”
Senior White Two continued, “I haven’t finished speaking yet. Tell her that there is only one quota. She could either choose to free herself or the Fourth Cultivator of True Virtue. The decision is hers, and only hers. During this process, neither the Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue nor the Fourth Cultivator of True Virtue can influence her decision.”
“Huh? Can’t the two of them be freed together?” Song Shuhang wondered.
Senior White Two triumphantly said, “Like I was saying… I’m the ruler of the Netherworld! She can only choose one out of the two choices. Will she set herself free? Or set the white jade lion free? It all depends on her choice.”
He was finally able to do something that fitted his status as a ruler of the Netherworld; it made him happy.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Senior White Two said, “It’s settled. There will only be one quota for this matter. There’s no use getting anyone to request for more, even 100 jokes wouldn’t be able to change this.”
Song Shuhang asked, “Would it change if it were 101 jokes?”
Senior White Two replied, “I was using a figure of speech, alright? I was saying that no matter what you do, you won’t be able to change my decision.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Inside the forging room.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue was forging the third magical treasure for Song Shuhang, the [Divine Dog General’s Ring].
Sage Monarch Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue was also working with her and helping out with the forging, while Fourth Cultivator of True Virtue was acting as an assistant.
At this time, Song Shuhang entered with the 20 forging masters.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue turned her head and frowned slightly.
“Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue, do you want some help? These forging masters from the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect can help you with the forging.” Song Shuhang let out the kindest smile he could muster.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue went straight to the subject. “Before you set any cushions again, did you get more Eighth Stage materials?”
Since he could bring this many forging masters over to help us, he must have received another batch of rewards. I’m afraid that Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue and I are going to be busier now!